family events

Looking for family friendly events? Community festivals, fun runs, shows, displays, concerts and adventures wait in the Great Lakes. If you are coming in school holiday time there are always a wide range of events just for kids guaranteed to entertain. These events are also a great way to explore the region, make new friends and get to know the locals. Make sure you check the calendar before you come so you don’t miss out on a great event.

Pond Detectives

Date: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 10:30am-11:30am Venue: Hallidays Point Library Contact: 02 6559 3066

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Join MidCoast Council Water Officers as you investigate the fascinating world of life in a pond. Kids will discover all sorts of critters and learn what they tell us about the water. Ages 4+ years....

WilderQuest Activity- Its Gold!

Date: Fri 29 Sep 2017, 10am-12pm Venue: Gloucester Contact: 02 4946 4112

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Join this great WilderQuest adventure. Take part in lots of hands-on activities and understand the history of gold mining in this historic settlement. 4-12 years. $15, Adults free. Bookings Esse...

Christmas BBQ in the Keys

Date: Sun 3 Dec 2017, 11am Venue: Elizabeth Reserve, Forster Keys Contact: 02 6554 5048

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Come along to Elizabeth Reserve and celebrate Christmas early. Enjoy live Christmas Carols plus a BBQ. Bring a picnic rug and chairs plus nibbles and relax. Bookings are essential. Please phone ...

Tuncurry Carols by Candlelight

Date: Mon 11 Dec 2017, 6:30pm Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 02 6555 6896

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This year marks the 43rd anniversary of the Tuncurry Forster Christmas Carols presented by the Rotary Club of Tuncurry Forster. This special event will be held at John Wright Park Tuncurry on Monda...

Carols on the Keys

Date: Sun 17 Dec 2017, 4pm-6pm Venue: Elizabeth Reserve, Forster Keys Contact: 02 6554 5048

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Christmas will be celebrated in a unique style at Forster Keys with a procession of boats touring around in a seasonal candle-lit performance of Carols on the Canals. Bring your own boat and join o...

Carols by the Lake

Date: Sun 17 Dec 2017, 5:30pm Venue: Sundowner Tiona, Pacific Palms Contact: 0411 036 171

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Come along to the Conference Centre close by to the famously beautiful Green Cathedral for a Carols by Candlelight you will not forget! This family friendly event is staged every yea...

Junior Introduction to Sailing

Date: Tue 19 Dec 2017, 9am-11am Venue: Coomba Foreshore Contact: 02 6554 2455

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If you have a child or children (7 to 18yrs) who would like to try sailing, come along to the Coomba Aquatic Club site, Coomba Road (opposite Warramutty Street). Places are limited to 20 each day&n...

Kids Bingo

Date: Wed 27 Dec 2017, 4pm Venue: Sporties Club, Beach St., Tuncurry Contact: (02) 6554 9270

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Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games star...

Waterworld Central

Date: Wed 27 Dec 2017-Sun 7 Jan 2018 Venue: Lakeside Tavern Contact: 0409 912 343

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WATERWORLD CENTRAL, Australia’s first portable water theme park, will be sliding into FORSTER at the Lakeside Tavern from the 27th December through the 7th January 2018 these school holidays! ...

Kids Bingo

Date: Thu 28 Dec 2017, 4pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games star...

New Years Eve Celebrations- Forster/Tuncurry

Date: Sun 31 Dec 2017 Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 02 6554 8799

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BELOW DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED!!! Celebrate New Years Eve Great Lakes Style! From 6:45pm John Wright Park, Tuncurry will be filled with music and entertainment for the entire family. The celeb...

New Years Eve celebrations- Tea Gardens

Date: Sun 31 Dec 2017 Venue: Tea Gardens Country Club, 2 Yalinbah Street Contact: 02 4997 0250

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Head down to Tea Gardens for an family friendly NYE featuring a GIANT slide, jumping castle and face painting from 5pm. There will be a sausage sizzle plus normal meals will be available at Queens ...

Kids Free Movie

Date: Mon 1 Jan 2018, 11am & 4pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Club Forster shows FREE Family movies each Monday during NSW School Holidays. 2 sessions per day at 11am & 4pm. Popcorn & drinks available. Please note that a parent or legal guardian must ...

Junior Introduction to Sailing

Date: Tue 2 Jan 2018, 9am-11am Venue: Coomba Foreshore Contact: 02 6554 2455

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If you have a child or children (7 to 18yrs) who would like to try sailing, come along to the Coomba Aquatic Club site, Coomba Road (opposite Warramutty Street). Places are limited to 20 each day&n...

Kids Bingo

Date: Wed 3 Jan 2018, 4pm Venue: Sporties Club, Beach St., Tuncurry Contact: (02) 6554 9270

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Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games star...

Kids Bingo

Date: Thu 4 Jan 2018, 4pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games star...

Kids Free Movie

Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018, 11am & 4pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Club Forster shows FREE Family movies each Monday during NSW School Holidays. 2 sessions per day at 11am & 4pm. Popcorn & drinks available. Please note that a parent or legal guardian must ...

Junior Introduction to Sailing

Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018, 9am-11am Venue: Coomba Foreshore Contact: 02 6554 2455

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If you have a child or children (7 to 18yrs) who would like to try sailing, come along to the Coomba Aquatic Club site, Coomba Road (opposite Warramutty Street). Places are limited to 20 each day&n...

Kids Bingo

Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018, 4pm Venue: Sporties Club, Beach St., Tuncurry Contact: (02) 6554 9270

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Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games star...

Kids Bingo

Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018, 4pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games star...

19-Twenty

Date: Sun 14 Jan 2018, 5pm Venue: The Upper Lansdowne Hall Contact: 0409 456 846

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Australia's premier blues and roots festival band! They are electric, they are manic and they’re going to rock Upper Lansdowne. 19-Twenty are an infectious, riff and groove based, blue-billy-...

Kids Free Movie

Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018, 11am & 4pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Club Forster shows FREE Family movies each Monday during NSW School Holidays. 2 sessions per day at 11am & 4pm. Popcorn & drinks available. Please note that a parent or legal guardian must ...

Junior Introduction to Sailing

Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018, 9am-11am Venue: Coomba Foreshore Contact: 02 6554 2455

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If you have a child or children (7 to 18yrs) who would like to try sailing, come along to the Coomba Aquatic Club site, Coomba Road (opposite Warramutty Street). Places are limited to 20 each day&n...

Kids Bingo

Date: Wed 17 Jan 2018, 4pm Venue: Sporties Club, Beach St., Tuncurry Contact: (02) 6554 9270

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Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games star...

Kids Bingo

Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018, 4pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games star...

Kids Free Movie

Date: Mon 22 Jan 2018, 11am & 4pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Club Forster shows FREE Family movies each Monday during NSW School Holidays. 2 sessions per day at 11am & 4pm. Popcorn & drinks available. Please note that a parent or legal guardian must ...

Junior Introduction to Sailing

Date: Tue 23 Jan 2018, 9am-11am Venue: Coomba Foreshore Contact: 02 6554 2455

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If you have a child or children (7 to 18yrs) who would like to try sailing, come along to the Coomba Aquatic Club site, Coomba Road (opposite Warramutty Street). Places are limited to 20 each day&n...

Queen's Baton Relay

Date: Fri 2 Feb 2018, 5:30pm Venue: Forster Main Beach Contact: www.gc2018.com/qbr

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Join us in celebrating the Queen's Baton Relay in Forster Tuncurry. Arriving in region on Friday 2 February, sixteen locals will share the dream and carry the baton with pride on behalf of the MidC...

Grey and Thespian Mardi Gras

Date: Apr 2018 (TBC) Venue: Hawks Nest Contact: 0431 250 563

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INFORMATION AND DATES TO BE CONFIRMED!!! The Grey & Thespian Mardi Gras is an initiative of the Hawks Nest / Tea Gardens Progress Association Inc and Myall Coast Chamber of Commerce and Tourism...


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